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Blue Self (Flowers) - Rory McEwen - Framed Print - 16"H x 12"W


Blue Self (Flowers) - Rory McEwen - Framed Print - 16"H x 12"W

Rory McEwen was a Scottish artist and musician. His mother was daughter of Sir Francis Oswald Lindley and granddaughter of botanist and illustrator John Lindley, who in 1840 was instrumental in saving The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew from destruction.

McEwen was educated at Eton where he was taught by Wilfred Blunt who described him as "perhaps the most gifted artist to pass through my hands".

By 1957 McEwen had become one of the leading lights in the post-war folksong revival, and was a regular on the daily BBC Tonight TV programme, writing and performing topical calypsos, whilst also working as the art editor for the Spectator magazine.

From 1964 he decided to devote himself entirely to his career in visual art, his floral interest . In painting he forged his own interpretation of international minimalism, creating works of exquisite beauty in water colour on velum, of flowers, leaves and vegetables.

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